The 14th Annual Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit and Business Plan Competition will take place on July 20th at the Claremont Club and Spa, Berkeley, California. The Summit draws a global influencer base to address the ongoing needs facing the Boomer consumer, and to pair investors with entrepreneurs who can bring innovative products and services for the longevity economy to market This year, the focus will be on “Global Investment in the Longevity Market” and includes a day of spotlight sessions, speed dealing, boot camps, networking opportunities and more.
The 2017 Summit features the Business Plan Competition where emerging companies will pitch new ideas to a panel of esteemed judges in the hope of getting validation, funding and a $10,000 grand prize. Event judges include: Conor Green, Principal at TT Capital Partners (TTCP); Jody Holtzman, Senior VP Market Innovation at AARP; John Hopper, Chief Investment Officer, Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund; Jeff Lee, Principal, DCM Ventures; Marti Nyman, VP Business and Commercialization, Innovation Center of Excellence, United Healthcare; Scott Smith, Viant Capital; Lisa Suennen, Senior Managing Director, GE Ventures and Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie, LLC., and others yet to be confirmed.
Business plans will be accepted through 5pm ET on June 23rd. Notable winners and finalists of the competition have included: Bikanta Corporation; Vynca; Noctrix Health; PetPlan; and PuraCath.
“I started the Silicon Valley Summit to bring together a combination of investors, angels, industry experts, entrepreneurs and start-up companies to learn about the wants and needs of the boomer and senior markets, “says Mary Furlong, CEO and President of Mary Furlong & Associates and Executive Producer of the Summit. “Fourteen years later, I am proud to say that this conference is the longest running event to focus on investing in the longevity economy and it keeps getting bigger and better each year.”
2017 Summit sponsors include:
- Platinum Sponsors: AARP, UnitedHealthcare, The Business of Aging
- Gold Sponsors: CDW, Hasbro, GreatCall, SDI, and Ziegler Linkage Longevity Fund
- Silver Sponsors: CareLinx, TripleTree
- Bronze Sponsors: Posit Science
Mary Furlong and Associates is Founder and Executive Producer of the event; Lori Bitter/The Business of Aging, Michael Skaff, Jewish Senior Living Group, and Susan Davis are Co-Producers.